Many people entertain outside in the summer, whether they host a cookout, pool parties, or other gatherings. You may want to freshen up the appearance of your backyard without spending a lot of money. While proper fence maintenance is necessary year-round, here are some ways you can make your fence more attractive and more than just a boundary for your yard.
Mirrors: An outdoor mirror is a modern touch that adds greater dimension to your yard or patio. If you have a small yard, garden, or patio, a mirror can also have the same effect it would have in interior design, making a smaller space appear larger. Another added benefit is that the mirror can be used indoors or outdoors depending on the occasion.
Raised garden beds: By placing your raised garden beds against the fenceline you create more interior space in your yard. If the plants you select to include in the garden beds are able to climb along the fence this can also add additional privacy, covering gaps in the fence and creating an additional sound barrier.
Painting: If you want a splash of additional color in your yard, you can paint your fence posts! You can pick seasonal color themes, paint them the colors of your favorite sports team, or pick a neutral color that fits all year long.
Lights: Many people associate ropes of outdoor lights with the Christmas season but more and more people are stringing up battery-powered or solar-powered lights to illuminate their yards year-round. They are a lovely touch for outdoor gatherings and can also provide additional safety and security if the area around your home is well-lit.
Mosquito control devices: While most Floridians know how brutal mosquitos can be in the summer, the good news is that manufacturers of mosquito control devices are now selling products that are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Many of these, such as citronella coils, can add a beautiful touch to your fenceline and also relieve some of the annoyance that mosquitos inflict this time of year.
If your fence is in need of maintenance before you start hosting people in your yard or on your patio this summer, contact us today so we can help you get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible!